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Treetrunk Records, hailing from MidWestern USA, accepts quality musical submissions from artists from all over the globe. Our original mission was to showcase ambient and particularly experimental ambient (such as fractal / generative) music. For some time we also expanded into the field of phonography or field recordings, for both raw recordings and manipulated recorded material. Finally we have opened the doors a bit to other genres, accepting various quality submissions, though we still prefer for them to be experimental in nature, at least to a degree. We are a NetLabel with a heart. That does not mean that we accept everything sent our way. Rather, we strive to treat the creators of good music (and their fans) with compassion, releasing our material in a coherent and organized fashion, and, of course, generally-- charging no money for our releases. We invite interested parties to visit us at our homepage: ( Treetrunk Home Page ).

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by Tim Doyle
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"'Escape from Lhasa' was plotted out very carefully in 80 segments of 48 seconds each with the parameters changed on the fly (which required 64 minutes of extreme alertness to execute!), and has five distinct levels in which the steps descend by powers of three, with each of the sixteen tracks changed separately within those levels in order to descend seamlessly from the mountain. It represents the sprituality of the mountaintop, a place beyond words, in which the earthiness of monastery...
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Topics: fractal, longform, ambient, mountain
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Musician Edward J. Powley created a wonderful set of shimmering generative pieces. "For each track, a few thousand iterations of Conway's Game of Life were used to choose notes to play through a bank of plucked string synths. The resulting wav files were then processed in Adobe Audition to make them a bit easier on the ears." Highly recommended!
Topics: generative, ambient, soundscape, atmosphere
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by K.M. Krebs
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Treetrunk is proud to present a whimsical and intelligent set of generative pieces by K.M. Krebs. "The Jade Furnace I is the first in an undetermined number of albums that will be released on Treetrunk Records. The name is derived from a Taoist alchemical metaphor that denotes the space in which the great work of alchemical transformation takes place. I have always felt a very strong resonance between the process of creating music and the symbolism and metaphors of alchemy. This album...
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Topics: ambient, experimental, soundscape
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by Thomas Park
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Music can seem both real and unreal, and its ability to render certain scenarios and situations depends in part on what means are used. One way to add to a sense of "reality" is to use actual recordings of atmospheres-- field recordings. This album, "Nocturne", is a combination of field recordings, phonographic collages, and sample work, created primarily to evoke places and times important to the composer. Thanks first to Jerry for the drums and Royce Lee for the arpeggio...
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Topics: field recording, phonography, collage, ambient, soundscape
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Treetrunk Records welcomes musician EugeneKha to the netlabel with a nice selection of synthesized space music. This music is a soundtrack to an audio-visual performance called "Echoes", from 2010. More about the artist: EUGENEKHA Real Name: Evgenij V. Kharitonov. Poet and Musician, Writer, Sound and visual artist. Was born in 1969 in Moscow. Has got philological education, the author of numerous literary publications and many books, works in journalism. The publisher and the editor...
Topics: ambient, space, soundscape, dark ambient, synthesizer
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Leading-edge ambient artist Seetyca has gifted Treetrunk with this excellent suite of 6 pieces. "The suite was recorded and mixed in October/November at Mbira v.04 studio by Seetyca, and mastering was by by Artin Mucht. This record was made by using samples of mystified and is dedicated to the time wasted by thinking about time running by." -- Seetyca. Note: The samples sent to Seetyca were phonographic in nature, and originated in the Saint Louis soundworld of mystified.
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Topics: ambient, soundscape, phonography, space music
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Recording: December 2014 Setup: Arturia Microbrute (All Analog Ambient Drone Sounds); Zoom H4n (Field Recordings); Reaper (Mixing, effects; edition); Audacity (Final Mastering). All sounds, photographer, artworks by Evgenij V. Kharitonov (EugeneKha). http://eugenekha.blogspot.com/
Topics: Soundscape, Atmospheric Drone, Dark Ambient, Field Recordings
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Some of you may already know this, but mystified was once AutoCad. AutoCad went through a period of great exposure, when our dabbling with fractal ambient and techno music landed us featured positions at many websites and even an appearance in "Spin" Magazine. We have, thanks to Pivotal Records, reclaimed the files for our original cd release "Logarithm: The Beat Of Life". Most of these pieces were written using mathematical or natural data (as sequence and chord...
Topics: fractal, techno, ambient, experimental
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by EugeneKha
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======================== Artist: EugeneKha Album Name: Lost In The Sands ======================== Tracklist: 1. Bells Of Epoch (Part 1) (5:05) 2. A Scanner Darkly (6:31) 3. Bells Of Epoch (Part 2) (5:13) 4. Lost In The Sands (Re-Mix 2013) (12:32) 5. Bells Of Epoch (Part 2 - Fog Mix) (5:23) 6. Lost In The Sands (Atmospheric Mix) (12:17) Release Details: Country: Russia Style: Space Ambient, Dark Ambient, Drone Total time: 47:01 Format: mp3, 320 kbps Recorded 2012 - 2013 at White Art Studio All...
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Topics: ambient, experimental, soundscape
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by EugeneKha
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A nice collection of drony spacemusic songs to enjoy. Recorded at White Art Studio, 2010-2011. All tracks created, arranged, performed and recording by Evgenij V. Kharitonov (EugeneKha) (c) + (p) Evgenij V. Kharitonov / EugeneKha, 2012
Topics: Ambient, Experimental Ambient, Drone, Dark Ambient, Field recordings
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by Various Artists
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"Fractal Diner 3" is part of a continuing series of Treetrunk Records compilations based on fractal and generative music. The purpose of this and similar compilations is to highlight artists' uses of different programs and means for music creation. Four artists are represented on "Fractal Diner 3". Each wrote music using different composing techniques. Image-based generation and several fractal / generative programs were used, as were other means.
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Topics: Experimental, Ambient, Fractal
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by Thomas Park
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Mystified's acquisition of a recording device has ushered in a new era for the band. Rather than mixing pre-created sounds or sounds created by other artists, mystified has embarked on the delicious task of making his own sounds from scratch-- or, rather, harvesting them from his surroundings, in phonographic style. Using this new device and a cheap microphone (soon to be replaced), mystified has captured through sound collage and direct recording the experience of apartment life in South City...
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Topics: phonography, field recording, ambient, atmosphere, urban, experimental
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by Thomas Park, mystified
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"Music For Infants" was created by mystified ( www. mystifiedmusic.com ). Filled with quiet bell-like and percussive variations, the piece was written with small children in mind-- but is not exclusive to kids and can be enjoyed by adults, as well. Quiet morphing phrases twinkle like the stars of the sky, affording the brain with music both comforting and challenging. Listeners will be inclined to let their minds wander, staying alert yet creative, visualizing what nice things occur...
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Topics: Experimental, Ambient, Easy Listening, Fractal
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by Various Artists
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Fractal Diner 2 is the second installment in a series of releases focussing on fractal and generative collaboration. Four different artists have used different systems and programs to create outstanding examples of fr/gen music. Pieces on this album range from New Age / easy listening to dissonant and dark environmental. The album, though relatively short, definitely conveys a large range of moods and modes.
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Topics: Experimental, Ambient, Fractal
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by K.M. Krebs
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K.M. Krebs has been kind enough to approach Treetrunk Records with his latest release, "Fog Sequences". He explains: "Inspired by a series of fog photographs I recently saw at the National Museum of Contemporary Art here in Korea. All the tracks began as output from a generative FM drone generator which was run through unpredictable distortion effects (all made in csound). The results were then used as a basis for composing these 6 tracks." Mysterious, ever-changing,...
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Topics: generative, soundscape, ambient, experimental
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by Thomas Park
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In February of 2007, longtime friend / collaborator / painter Sandy Spreitz introduced an idea to me that I really loved. He offered to paint 2 paintings for me, with a total of 4 elemental subjects, and asked for me to write music for the paintings. The first painting was to represent the elements "earth" and "air", the second "water" and "fire". And, while Mr. Spreitz painted his paintings, he promised to listen to music by mystified. Mr. Spreitz...
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Topics: ambient, painting, phonography, soundscape
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by Mister Vapor
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Mister Vapor, formerly known for foggy minimal drones, has taken a foray into experimental sound collages. Shifting drones are accompanied by dubby basslines, fragmented sonics and bizarre audible mishaps. If listening to this E.P. makes your reality seem to shift, don't worry-- it's just the music! Bonus: A music video for Track Two is included with the release. Enjoy! Note: As of January 30, 2011, this release has been remastered from the ground up using 24-bit audio. FLAC and mp3 files are...
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Topics: ambient, dub, techno, drone, Mister Vapor, psychedelic
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Thomas of mystified, having listened to a recent net release through Batman and Robin Records, realized that the sounds in the release would function well both as individual songs and as raw material for remixes. Much of the sounds on this release, "Particular Streams", are translations of field recordings made in South Saint Louis, Missouri. When Thomas issued a call for musicians to use "Particular Streams" as source material for remixing, there was a solid response, and...
Topics: ambient, experimental, abstract, noise, drone
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by 900 piesak
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"The album called 'Foggy Mountains' and contains almost live ambient shaped electroacoustic recordings of the metal objects. The sound is quite raw like an direct recording of my old guitar combo. . ."-- 900 piesek Obtain a cassette of this release here .
Topics: acoustic, experimental
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Two livecoding supercollider improvisations. January, 2012 Tracks: 01. Improvisation and Indeterminacy 1. (nxHSI-2012-01-11_04_06_10) - 17'27'' 02. Improvisation and Indeterminacy 2. (nxHSI-2012-01-19_04_54_32) - 17'12'' [eng] Improvisation and indeterminacy. Improvisation and indeterminacy are two aesthetic positions and, while, philosophical. Together they provide action to thought. Without know what will happen and responding to events without prejudices, consciousness tune with the present...
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Topics: experimental, soundscape, drone
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by C.P. McDill
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Fiat Lux, an outstanding EP by Akashic Crow's Nest, features warm, percolating sounds generated using images. It is hard not to listen to this work and smile. We at Treetrunk bet that this music will stimulate your heart and mind both, so definitely give it a listen. Akashic Crow's Nest, a recording project of C.P. McDill, utilizes images as the source material for its distinct sound. First, very long pictures are created using Photoshop. Sometimes they are hand-drawn, and sometimes they are...
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Topics: Experimental, Ambient, Abstract
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by The Ghost Between The Strings
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All sounds come from improvisations on prepared guitar, recorded and processed in a very lo-fi way in 2007, and reworked (cleaned, filtered, edited, and reassembled) in 2008 for Treetrunk. Treetrunk is very impressed with the release, and we think you will be, too.
Topics: drone, ambient, minimal
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by mystified
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Cities remain, in spite of their occasional ugliness, one of the most beautiful kinds of amalgamations of human effort. They are also a great place to find, of course-- people. I have lived in cities for most of my life. This particular longform work, "City Of Drones", is comprised of seven pieces. One piece permeates the entire work; it is a re-working of "Mutescape", an actual field recording of an urban scene run through various filters and effects. The other six pieces...
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Topics: drone, ambient, phonography, longform, soundscape
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by Jeff Sampson with Mystified
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Voices from the primal ether emerge, and dead flesh comes living. This piece by Jeff Sampson, using trombone sounds by Mystified, is a precursor to a longer, more involved collaboration due out later in 2011. For now, please enjoy this piece, with all the power and potential it holds.
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Topics: mystified, ambient, vocal, longform, trombone, acoustic, organic, drone, soundscape
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by Jeff Sampson
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"History is littered with examples of great civilizations, cultures, and economic empires that reached a point where they could no longer sustain themselves. Complacence washed over the great majority. Where once there had been forward-thinking, it had receded to a dark shallowness sucking the light, and life, from any who raised a warning cry. Apathy set in. The foundations and structures the greatness had been built on were ignored, forgotten, and eroded. This music is in recognition of...
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Topics: longform, experimental, vocal, ambient, soundscape, drone
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I'll admit to being dismayed when Mike Carss told me he didn't have any self-written liner notes for his Complex Silence 22 release. But he did add, "the track titles pretty much cover what I want to say." The first thought that flashed through my mind was, "What could I possibly write, by way of introduction, to do sincere justice to his CS contribution?" I considered writing nothing; just letting the music and the track titles speak for themselves (which happily they...
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Topics: ambient, experimental, soundscape, dark ambient, sound field
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by Various Artists
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This very special release from Treetrunk documents and celebrates an event that happened August 11, 2008 at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois. The event was called "This Is Not A Test: The Chicago Sound Experience", and was curated by Margaret Noble ( www.margaretnoble.net ). "This Is Not A Test" was one of a series of Audio Picnics at the Pavilion, designed to provide visitors with free and enjoyable audio experiences. The event was quite successfull, drawing a...
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Topics: experimental, ambient, phonography, field recording, spoken word
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"Fosel, aka sound designer Kurt Nimmo, returns to Treetrunk with a new album of microsounds and meandering dark ambient textures punctuated with occasional harmony and percussive flight. Asked about his process, Fosel admits that he does not start a composition with an idea or overall structure in mind â he simply experiments with a variety of instruments and samples and tweaks these into an exploratory melange of sound. Fosel is not a composer, but rather an avid experimenter in sonic...
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Topics: ambient, dark ambient, soundscape, drone, experimental
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by Mister Vapor and The Ghost Between The Strings
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In 2009, The Ghost Between The Strings approached Mister Vapor with some interesting guitar-based loop structures, proposing that Vapor remix the loops, adding percussion and other light touches. The result is an engaging, often gritty industrial sound that makes a good sequel to "Urbscape". Music for driving in the city at night.
Topics: guitar, industrial, ambient, minimal
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by Anton Mobin
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Treetrunk is proud to bring you this work by French musician and sound artist Anton Mobin: "My work is called 'Inner Collapse'. It's an electro-acoustic collision between home-made instruments... Quite drony & ghostly sound art-- Not an improvisation, but an original composition for Treetrunk. . ." --Anton Mobin, 2009 Treetrunk finds this work to be interesting and enjoyable.
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Topics: drone, soundscape, electro-acoustic
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by mystified and AON
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This release really has 2 parts. The first is a suite of minimal experiments with shimmering sounds by mystified-- 4 short pieces mixed into a whole of about 17 minutes. The second part is a longer piece by AON. This piece is a remix of sounds provided by mystified. It is very lovely and graceful and clocks in at just over 34 minutes. Special thanks to AON for his work.
Topics: ambient, longform, drone, remix
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by 900 Piesek and Dren
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". . .live accoustic improvisation from abandoned waterhouse in Lamac/Bratislava"-- 900 Piesek, 2012
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Topics: live, improvisation, industrial, soundscape
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Here are six nice, cold pieces with lots of texture. Recommended!
Topics: experimental, soundscape
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by Mystified
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These four tracks were slated for digital release by the well-known Thisco label, but appear here instead due to hosting issues. The theme for these songs is travel-- each one could signify a journey of sorts, by car, train, or imagination.
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Topics: ambient, drone, soundscape, experimental, acoustic, trombone
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Aberration in Pitched Systems is a suite of four electroacoustic improvisations for double bass and electronics/sound generators. Constructed around pre-determined harmonic constants and variables, the pieces embody the shifting opposition and reconciliation of sister drones and modes. Recorded late summer 2012.
Topics: ambient, soundscape, acoustic, processed, bass
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"For the past few months I've been working on a series of recordings that are based from and intended for use w/ meditation. All sounds are created from simple sine wave generators and white noise, and layered on top of one another in certain cycles and slowly changing frequencies. My goal for these pieces is for each one to be about 30 minutes long, and it is slowly evolving into a series of recordings. And I figured I would like to share these pieces with others. . . and I instantly...
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Topics: meditation, ambient, soundscape, minimal
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by Scott Lawlor, EugeneKha and Mister Vapor
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Mister Vapor posted a nice, plum drone in late summer of 2014 called "Jupiter". Scott Lawlor picked that sound up and created 3 pieces, each based on a moon of Jupiter. Scott and Vapor asked EugeneKha to add some elements to the compositions, and Mister Vapor joined in to add a final layer or three, artwork and mastering. This release is a collaboration in the truest sense-- it exemplifies the kind of cooperation made possible by internet communication. Imagine yourself taking a trip...
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Topics: drone, ambient, soundscape, collaboration, dark, space
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by Mister Vapor
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For Complex Silence 27 Mister Vapor offers a remixed and reinterpreted version of his release "Music For Transit." The new longform piece is a 7-part suite: 1. Waveborn 1 2. Pacific Reef 1 3. Meditative Darkness 1 4. Pacific Tides 1 5. Waveborn 2 6. Pacific Reef 2 7. Meditative Darkness 2 The best word to describe Complex Silence 27 is meditative and Mister Vapor takes us on a slowly undulating and watery trip through primeval currents, reefs, and tides. It evokes a sense of time,...
Topics: ambient, longform, experimental, drone, mystified
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by Daniel Barbiero
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Daniel Barbiero offers an excursion into the possibilities of the prepared double bass as Complex Silence 37. Daniel sent along these notes about his release: "I have often suspected, that there may be in the Air some yet more latent Qualities or Powers differing enough from all these, and principally due to the Substantial Parts or Ingredients, whereof it consists. --Robert Boyle, Suspicions about the Hidden Realities of the Air (1674) "As with air, so with sound. Allusions to Fogs...
Topics: ambient, drone, soundscape, complex silence, acoustic
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by K.M. Krebs
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Treetrunk recently learned that K.M. Krebs has returned to Canada, where his musical efforts continue: ". . .I played a show last weekend with some fellows from the US. The turnout was very small due to its accidental scheduling with another electronic show. Regardless, I had a good time since I hadn't played a live show for over two years. I was able to record it and wanted to offer it for release on Treetrunk. . . There is no tracklist, as a lot of it was new material with a lot of...
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Topic: Krebs,live,generative,electronic
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by Thomas Park
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I am interested in some sonic ideas. One idea is to take something small or ordinary and make it sound much larger than it is. Kind of like the principle George Lucas used when he glued together hundreds of model kits to make his original "Death Star". Another is to pursue textures and surfaces, and I am especially interested in pieces where textures and surfaces continue to shift. "Trash Everest" involves these ideas and more. A single bag of trash was used to create...
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Topics: field recording, found objects, phonography, ambient, soundscape
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In a nice offering from Treetrunk Records, 2 experienced artists interpret the "Constant" theme. "Constant" began as an experiment in minimalism on Webbed Hand Records. A single textured drone by mystified, in longform, was released. The idea was to supply a signal that was very consistent, and approached constancy. The response to this piece was impressive. Some explained that they could not stop listening to "Constant". A number of pieces by various artists were...
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Topics: ambient, minimal, drone, soundscape, longform
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by Scrap Heap
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Unstable, gradually evolving organic, volcanic feedback. Hot geyser sprays erupt and fizzle before giving way to a deep earth-moving rumble with an intermittent crackling, as of a fire. "Reverse Eruption" is a longform generative piece that came about as the result of my experimenting with audio software. I set the starting parameters for a series of delays, oscillators, and other effects, let the system run until it became imperceptibly quiet, and this wrote itself. It's 70 minutes...
Topics: soundscape, longform, ambient, minimal
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This is a mix of dark ambient, drone and experimental tracks with the subject of the dying city. You know-- urban decay-- rusting girders, broken trains and cars, dripping pipes, and so forth. Various eligible and cc-licensed tracks were included in the mix, including excellent music by Fosel, C. Reider (with PBK), Adamned Age, Tribe Of Astronauts, Mystified, Mister Vapor and Digital Mass. Hi-fidelity mp3 and FLAC files are available, so plug in, tune out, and imagine the natural end of cities...
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Topics: ambient, dark ambient, drone, experimental, mix
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by Mystified
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A slow-moving, drift-y longform piece made using acoustic drones. Trombone, flute and didgeridoo appear prominently. The track was mastered by Simon Heath, curator of the Cryo Chamber label, and member of Atrium Carceri among other acts.
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Topics: ambient, longform, drone
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by Mister Vapor
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This version of "Constant", by Mister Vapor, uses blurred and effected sferics, which are sounds emitted by the earth. Less stable than the earliest of Constants, "Constant 25" nonetheless provides a nice, consistent floating sound bed perfect for deep listening. "Constant" pieces, for those unfamiliar, are musical works based on being as minimal as possible-- finding the least possible thing necessary for listening. These pieces tend to be drone in nature. The...
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Topics: ambient, drone, longform, soundscape
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by Forrest Fang
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Treetrunk Records are honored to present an amazing EP of generative music and soundscapes by esteemed artist Forrest Fang. This release was reserved as Treetrunk 200. Those who were waiting for number 200 won't be disappointed, we promise. “This EP is intended to complement the Summer 2012 release of my Projekt CD, ‘Animism.’ These pieces are examples of algorithmic and fractal sketches that I often use as ‘seed’ material for more detailed and extended pieces. ‘Prism,’ ‘In the...
Topics: ambient, generative, soundscape, Forrest Fang, algortihmic, fractal
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by Digital Mass with Phillip Wilkerson
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The mysterious Cuban musical collective Digital Mass, very impressed with Phillip Wilkerson's "Complex Silence 15", decided to exercise their cc-rights and remix the piece. Nearly all of the sounds in the remix are derived from the original. Special thanks to Phillip for his excellent composition.
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Topics: ambient, drone, longform, remix, anonymous, soundscape
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by Various Artists
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These are short recordings extracted from a live musical festival held annually or biannually in Chicago Illinois. Some familiar groups were represented, as well as the new group, Droids, making their debut at the festival. Enjoy the live chaos! Track One: Droids Track Two: Tribe Of Astronauts Track Three: Digital Mass Track Four: Droids
Topics: live, ambient, improvisation, trio, synthesizer, guitar, soundscape, experimental
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by The Ghost Between The Strings
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This is The Ghost Between The Strings' second contribution to the ongoing "Constant" series. This time, the artist was improvising, and found some music he liked-- this happened rather suddenly-- call it serendipity. We at Treetrunk like this piece very much, and think it fits in nicely with the label and series. "Constant" pieces, for those unfamiliar, are musical works based on being as minimal as possible-- finding the least possible thing necessary for listening. These...
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Topics: longform, ambient, drone
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by Jack Hertz
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Jack Hertz returns to the Complex Silence Series with a deeply meditative and spacious soundscape. Complex Silence 34 is a study of a slow-moving life form that could be the mascot for everything that exemplifies ambient music. It occupies a patient space all its own in a deep universe without any consideration of time and Hertz captures this essence perfectly. Jack writes: "...this album was inspired by the starfish that populate the Pacific coast where I live. The beautiful creatures...
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Topics: ambient, soundscape, longform, complex silence, serene, beautiful
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by Phillip Wilkerson
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In the year since releasing Complex Silence 15, I've gone through a personal crucible. Extreme emotional pain. Lest you think I am going to cry and moan, don't fret. It seems my emotional pain, when I bear down on it and really feel it and sit with it, drives me to creativity. Of course, I'm not unique among artists, writers, poets, or musicians. Some might even dare to call my emotions an obsession, but I still have both ears and all my fingers. Professionals assure me that processing...
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Topics: ambient, drone, soundscape, light ambient, longform, industrial ambient
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by Shane Morris
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The Complex Silence Series is proud to welcome and share a contribution by Shane Morris to mark the twentieth release of the Series. Shane is well-known in the ambient universe for sharing his magnificent sound worlds freely as Creative Commons releases and through live concerts. Here, Shane presents four minimal pieces that can only be described as lush and gorgeous. Bell-like sounds and electric piano predominate, but to say that is at once a contradiction. Listen deeply and then listen even...
Topics: ambient, soundscape, longform, complex silence, experimental
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It Is Live-Set Which Is A Part Of New Series TAPE DRONE SERIES. It Is A Series Of The Live Records Which Have Been Carried Out On Cassette Tape. Performance and Recorded 2012-11-01 at White Art Studio (Moscow, Russia). All Sounds, Performance and recording by Evgenij V. Kharitonov (EugeneKha), 2012 [c]. Artwork by Anna Kharitonova, 2012 [c] Release Setup: Fostex X14 - 4-track Analog Cassette Tape Recorder Roland SP-404sx - sampler Behringer Xenyx 1002FX - mixer, FX-processor Country: Russia...
Topics: ambient, drone, soundscape, live
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by Diego Caicedo
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Diego Caicedo presents part of his work for Electric Guitar, Prepared Electric Guitar, Cassette, Radio, Field Recordings and Objects. 4 pieces emerged form an improvised session in the recording studio, in LaKarraka-Barcelona, in April 2011. A journey through textures, drones, distortion, voices and object sounds.
Topics: experimental, drone, ambient, improvised, soundscape
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Holidays can be a time of great joy, but sometimes, let's be honest, other feelings intrude. My friend the psychiatrist says he takes more calls during holiday times than any other time of the year-- calls from sad, angry, desperate people. If the symbol of the winter holiday is a toy, perhaps for some it would be a broken toy. This mix uses glitch, circuit bent and other sounds to explore the darker sides of toys, and of the holidays themselves. Mixed by Mystified, here is a set from the Land...
Topics: ambient, glitch, drone, mix, dark ambient, holiday, IDM, electronica
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by Tange
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Experienced artist Tange has created 4 longform pieces of ambient/soundscape music, crafted by his own mysterious generative processes. Do have a listen-- these tracks are full of interest and beauty. Treetrunk is also especially pleased to revisit the theme of generative music-- the original focus of the label.
Topics: ambient, generative, longform, soundscape
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by Ars Sonor with Mystified
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Ars Sonor asked Mystified if they could do a split e.p. where they mixed each other's tracks in experimental fashion. Mystified agreed, and here is the result-- deep, dark and atmospheric.
Topics: ambient, drone, mystified, remix, ars sonor, experimental, breakcore, beat
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by Various Artists
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Not many things in this world are constant. Maybe you can think of a few. In 2005, mystified discovered a drone that he was so impressed with that he decided that he could listen to it constantly. He created a longform piece from this drone, with only a few embellishments, and asked Webbed Hand Records' ( www.webbedhandrecords.com ) chief C.P. McDill if he would release this new piece, "Constant". Mr. McDill agreed. Not long afterwards, variations of "Constant" by other...
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by Cousin Silas
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"Are you Cousin Silas?" A person interested in using a song of his, released on my netlabel, for a non-commercial project asked me. "No", I replied "but I am probably his number one fan." It is with this in mind that I write the liner notes for the release of Complex Silence 28, an album that I was honored to do the album design for (using a painting by the fantastic visual artist and mutual friend Ade Hodges) and one I've only just listened to because I wanted to...
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Topics: ambient, minimal, classical, experimental
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This 6-hour piece was created using sferics, or atmospheric discharges from the Earth. It debuted in its entirety on Stillstream radio in 2009, and was played on Chestnut Tree radio once again in 2012. The piece has often been requested and asked about, so here it is.
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"I had created a couple of long form pieces specifically for this release and was letting them incubate. At about the same time, Thomas Park had been mixing my Drone Artifacts into a couple of his recent (and highly recommended) Luminous Deep releases." "So it occurred to me, why not send my two pieces for Complex Silence 32 to Thomas and invite him to work his Mystified magic on them? Why not indeed." "And so it was. And here it is. A collaboration of two new long form...
Topics: ambient, drone, experimental, longform, complex silence
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by Plexus Instruments
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Treetrunk has been hoping to release some music by excellent techno artist Plexus Instruments for some time. Now folks, this isn't just your average techno. It's music that crosses borders and genres, and manages to be both emotive and musical, complex and understandable. Our only regret is that we could only feature three songs by this excellent artist.
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Topics: techno, electronica, ambient, glitch
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by Roy Mattson with Mystified
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"These works were spurred by a drone created by Thomas Park. It was/is a deep drone created with a trombone. In its inception, Pluto and Charon were started in a playful, fun demeanor; almost a challenge with a friendly manner. They quickly turned into  two different sounding projects. One a feeling of wonder and light, the other a feeling of mystery and confrontation with the afterlife. In a series of serendipitous exchanges with Thomas it was decided to release these sounds as a mini...
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by Phillip Wilkerson
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"Just five years ago, Thomas Park took an interest in my ambient music efforts and invited me to participate in the Constant Series on his Treetrunk Records netlabel. http://treetrunkrecords.wordpress.com/ By way of providing some background and definition, a Constant is a longform, minimal drone that takes a less is more approach. The idea is to create the least possible ambient drone material necessary for listening. As Mystified, Thomas himself created the first Constant on Webbed Hand...
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by Mystified and Daniel Barbiero
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Exploring sounds and ideas of the sacred using Daniel Barbiero's double bass and Mystified's sounds and mixing. Some sounds by Daniel Barbiero, and special thanks also to Shane Morris for the use of 2 of his field recordings.
Topics: ambient, drone, collaboration, strings, electro acoustic, shortwave, atmospheric, soundscape
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by Digital Mass
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The French drone monks of Digital Mass have composed a new soundtrack for their own meditation rituals. In addition to their custom secret sounds they have used sounds provided by Kecap Tuyul (an old tape of prepared guitar improvisations) and by Thanato Twist With Oleg's Sound System (synths, effects, balalaika). You are welcome to test the effects of these soundscapes on your body, mind and soul...
Topics: drone, ambient, dark ambient, soundscape, anonymous
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by Scott Lawlor with Mystified
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"When Mystified made his pluto120 drone available for people to use in their own compositions, I decided to create a long-form ambient piece using this drone as the basic element of the track.  I added some winter night sounds I found on freesound.org and clarinet improvisations which I created on the Ensoniq TS-12 synthesizer.  I felt that the clarinet was an instrument that could express the mood I was going for, something very cold and remote, two elements which define what, at one...
Topics: ambient, longform, soundscape, dark ambient
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Cowpoke David Nemeth challenged mystified to write a country album, and this little E.P. may be as close to one as he ever makes. Enjoy, Dogies!
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Topics: country, ambient, experimental, soundscape, mystified, sample
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A new release from Mister Vapor. Here are two mid- to- longform pieces on the familiar subject of deep space. They are compositions, true, and they are also minimal and melodic, verging on sheer atmospheria. Good for peripheral listening; excellent with headphones.
Topics: ambient, longform, soundscape
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"Prometheus lay, bound by a chain, on a rock on mount kazbek being awakened by the cold of the winter wind. He instinctively knew why this eternal fate had befallen him but knowing didn't help ease the anxiety of the torment to come, every day, not at the same time, but at various intervals, to maintain the agony and suspense of the punishment." "Like he had done for thousands of years, he began the breathing ritual, in and out, slow deliberate breaths, deep and profound to clear...
Topics: ambient, drone, soundscape
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by Digital Mass
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The Slavic anonymous collective, "Digital Mass", have created a long, droning masterpiece using acoustic brass, flute, and other assorted sounds. Enjoy!
Topics: longform, experimental, ambient, soundscape, organic, acoustic, anonymous
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Thomas Park of Mystified created several drone samples using the sound of his harmonica. He offered the samples up for remixing, and a small group of artists volunteered their time into doing so. Four remixes are represented here, in different styles. All are excellent. Artists represented include Tomorrow's Man, SoundSavant, Phillip Adkins and Mystified.
Topics: harmonica, drone, remix, electronica, ambient, soundscape
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by Various Artists
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AN UNAUTHORIZED TRIBUTE TO RAPOON BY VARIOUS ARTISTS Why pay tribute to Robin Storey's Rapoon? As a listener, Robin's music was immediately interesting to me, because drone music as a genre was something I hadn't yet heard. Soon, I became captivated by this conversation between sounds-- samples interacting, some looped, others making unique or shorter appearances. Technically, then, this was musique concrete-- or largely that. It was also listenable-- very "musical" in a traditional...
Topics: Rapoon, remix, ambient, drone, sample, loop, compilation, dark, world, experimental, tribute
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by Various Artists
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We've come to yet another milestone in the Complex Silence Series.  To mark our 40th release, Mystified returns with a superb longform mix of the artists and releases CS-31 through CS-39:  1. Grove Of Whispers- Complex Silence 39 2. Jack Hertz - "Starfish" - Complex Silence 34 3. Phillip Wilkerson & Mystified - "The Darkest Where Of Every When" - Complex Silence 32 4. Eric Jackson - "Om Of Descent" - Complex Silence 31 5. Various Artists - Complex Silence 33...
Topics: ambient, mix, longform, complex silence, soundscape